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Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

By , 10 August 2018
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Elena Gabouri (Amneris) and Amber Wagner (Aida) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Digitally Aida’d: A new production at Opera Australia

By , 18 July 2018
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Jessica Pratt (Lucia) and ensemble © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Mad scenes in Sydney for Jessica Pratt’s Lucia

By , 28 June 2018
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Marco Vratogna (Scarpia) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Opera Australia’s Tosca highlights the tyranny of evil Scarpia

By , 01 May 2018
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Corinne Winters (Violetta) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Opera Australia's beautiful La traviata returns to Melbourne

By , 17 April 2018
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Ho-Yoon Chung (Rodolfo) and Iulia Maria Dan (Mimì) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Boho chic: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns

By , 23 March 2018
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Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Quichotte) © Ken Howard | San Diego Opera
Sydney

Enter the madman: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Sydney

By , 19 March 2018
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Martin Winkler (Kovalyov) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

What’s up (with) Kosky’s Nose?

By , 21 February 2018
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Aidan (Sorrow) and Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

By , 26 October 2017
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© Renato Palumbo
Sydney

Verdi's Requiem given an operatic take in Sydney

By , 10 August 2017
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Jonas Kaufmann © Keith Saunders
Sydney

The time has come: Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

By , 09 August 2017
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Nicole Car © Georges Antoni
Sydney

Sparking leads wow audience in rare Sydney concert performance of Thaïs

By , 24 July 2017
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Andrew Mogrelia © Matthew Washburn
Sydney

The Times They Are a-Changin': Nixon Tapes in Sydney

By , 05 June 2017
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Rinat Shaham (Carmen) and Christopher Hillier (Moralès) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Melbourne Carmen a feast of style and substance

By , 06 May 2017
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Teodor Ilincăi (Cavaradossi) and Ainhoa Arteta (Tosca) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Tosca under Nazi occupation breaks hearts at Opera Australia

By , 25 February 2017
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Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney

By , 20 January 2017
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Dragana Radakovic (Santuzza), Dominica Matthews (Mamma Lucia) and Diego Torre (Turiddu) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Joined at the hip: Michieletto's brilliantly interwoven Cav & Pag in Sydney

By , 12 January 2017
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried) and Lise Lindstrom (Brünnhilde) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

The way the world ends: brilliant Götterdämmerung crowns Melbourne cycle

By , 28 November 2016
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George Petean (Boccanegra) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Sterling performances help Simon Boccanegra shine in Sydney

By , 26 July 2016
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Andrew Jones (Guglielmo) and David Portillo (Ferrando) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Through a class darkly: McVicar's Così in Sydney

By , 19 July 2016
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Rosario La Spina (The Prince) and Catherine Bouchier (Princess Nicoletta) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Laugh out loud production of The Love for Three Oranges in Sydney

By , 22 June 2016
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Yonghoon Lee (Don José) and Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Dance of Death: Carmen at Opera Australia

By , 21 June 2016
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Dragana Radakovic (Turandot) and Riccardo Massi (Calaf) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Chinese symbols abound in enjoyable Turandot on Sydney Harbour

By , 24 March 2016
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Diego Torre (Rodolfo) and Nicole Car (Luisa) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Great singing redeems a Verdi rarity at the Sydney Opera House

By , 11 February 2016
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Paolo Bordogna as Figaro © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Laughs aplenty in Rossini’s Barber at the Sydney Opera House

By , 28 January 2016
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Ekaterina Siurina (Leïla) and Pavol Breslik (Nadir) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Vocal jewels in Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles in Sydney

By , 21 January 2016
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John Longmuir (Tamino) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Puppetry and pantomime: The Magic Flute in Sydney

By , 07 January 2016
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Adrian Tamburini (Alcindoro) and Lorina Gore (Musetta) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Bohemians in Berlin: Musetta steals the Opera Australia show

By , 06 January 2016
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Latonia Moore (Elisabetta) © Jamie Williams
Sydney

Latonia Moore stars in lavish Don Carlos revival in Sydney

By , 07 August 2015
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Lorina Gore (Violetta) and José Carbó (Giorgio Germont) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Plush costumes and lavish sets make up for musical shortfalls in Opera Australia’s La traviata

By , 09 July 2015
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Luke Gabbedy (Ping), John Longmuir (Pong) and Graeme Macfarlane (Pang) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Visually striking Turandot crowned by excellent performances in Sydney

By , 30 June 2015
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Milijana Nikolic (Amneris) and Latonia Moore (Aida) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Celestial Latonia Moore stars in spectacular Sydney Harbour Aida

By , 27 March 2015
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Claudio Sgura (Iago) and Simon O'Neill (Otello) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Strong cast makes Sydney Otello a gripping experience

By , 05 July 2014
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Gianluca Terranova (Duke) and Giorgio Caoduro (Rigoletto) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

A scarlet and black Rigoletto captures the passions in Sydney

By , 02 July 2014
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Hiromi Omura (Cio-Cio-San) and Georgy Vasiliev (Pinkerton) © James Morgan
Sydney

Sparks fly in thought-provoking Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour

By , 21 March 2014
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Nicole Car (Tatyana) © Lisa Tomasetti
Sydney

Inspired production of Eugene Onegin comes to Sydney

By , 28 February 2014
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Rachelle Durkin as Norina & Conal Coad as Don Pasquale  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

Sparkling Don Pasquale at the Sydney Opera House a real treat

By , 24 July 2013
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John Bolton Wood as Sacristan & Opera Australia Chorus  ©  Prudence Upton
Sydney

John Bell's updated Tosca retains the magic in Sydney

By , 06 July 2013
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Svetla Vassileva as Leonora  ©  Prudence Upton
Sydney

Compelling new production of La Forza del Destino at Sydney Opera House

By , 29 June 2013
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Opening night of Carmen on Sydney Harbour  ©  James Morgan
Sydney

Opera Australia's Carmen lights up Sydney's harbour

By , 22 March 2013
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Rachelle Durkin and Andrew Brunsdon,  ©  Lisa Tomasetti.
Sydney

Opera Australia serve up a comically modern Orpheus in the Underworld in Sydney

By , 28 February 2013
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Warwick Fyfe as Falstaff  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

A belly-full of laughs at Opera Australia's production of Verdi's Falstaff

By , 15 February 2013
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© Branco Gaica
Sydney

Don Giovanni sung by a superlative cast at Sydney Opera House

By , 25 October 2011
*****
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Peter Coleman-Wright and Elizabeth Whitehouse  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

Verdi's early Shakespearian drama

By , 20 September 2011
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Taryn Fiebig  ©  Jeff Busby
Sydney

Opera Australia’s latest La Bohème stands tall among the rest

By , 19 September 2011
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©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

Léhar’s Merry Widow - a lively cast in schmaltzy melodies with a dash of cabaret

By , 25 August 2011
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Dominica Matthews as Rosina  ©  Branco Gaica
Sydney

Opera Australia’s The Barber of Seville is remarkable musical theatre at its best

By , 24 March 2011
*****
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© Branco Gaica
Sydney

Opera Australia’s scintillating production of Carmen

By , 08 February 2011
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Sydney

Pure Bliss

By , 30 March 2010
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